Urban Arts

The vision of Urban Arts is to give young people the tools to enable them to make positive life choices throughout their life journey. The Urban Arts project does this by delivering a message of personal safety through lyricism – poetry through music and introducing young people to the arts.

COV Urban Arts Presents

Fire in the Youth

Inspired by The Rap Game UK – COV are offering 8 up and coming Coventry artists aged 16-24years to take part in a short, competitive programme, providing an opportunity for you to take over the scene and gain access to studio time, video production and your very own live performances.

You will be invited to put your talents to the test by taking part in a range of tasks, testing your musical ability to adapt, inspire, be seen and heard. 

 Open Jam will be held on 5th Feb 12:30pm-3:30pm @The Tin Music & Arts Centre. Here you will show us what you are made of and find out more about the project.

Applications can be completed before or on the date of the 5th Feb 2022 using our Google form & or attending the Open Jam.

Winners will be announced at our final live gig where you will perform alongside special guests on the 26th March. Winners will win a day’s studio time and a day’s videography for their music video.

Funded Placements

We have been awarded funding from Youth Music to deliver this programme with young people in our local community. For further information, please get in touch.

What we do – for schools and institutions

As part of the project, young people will have the opportunity to achieve an Entry Level 3 qualification and a Discover Arts Award. The creative outlet will be the experience of creating a lyrical piece of music within a recording studio as well as broadening their talents and experiences within their chosen art form.

Young people will be able to list their own skills and knowledge and will know how lifestyle impacts on learning development. They will be able to plan for and achieve short-term personal development goals. They will know own needs and wishes in different contexts, understand assertiveness skills and be able to interact with others.

Using the individuals personal musical and art influences, the project will encourage critical thinking through the exploration of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours, thus encouraging them to build self-confidence. This includes the sharing of knowledge and outlining what the rights and responsibilities are for individuals and others in their lives.

Want to learn more? From Protective Behaviours Training to Mentor Support, Safeguarding Training to Urban Arts, we’re dedicated to providing the best.

Key Course Takeaways

Achieve a Discover Arts Award and an Entry Level 3 award in Personal Development and
Understanding Self and Others

Work with local artists to develop and showcase your own material, including learning instruments, visual arts, event planning and more

A full day in a recording studio, recording a copy of your material to keep


we have a 100% pass rate on this course

Listen here!

Below is a snapshot of some of the music our groups have written and performed as part of their Urban Arts experience.

We’re very proud of our young people, who have really made the most of the programme, creating a platform where they can tell their stories, be heard, and help inspire other.

We’re proud of the work we do within our communities.

If you want to find out more, speak to our team and see how we can support you.


This song was written and performed by our young people that have recently completed our Urban Arts Project. Our courageous group wanted to share with you an insight to their lives hoping to reach out and relate to other young people that have shared meaning with their lyrics.


This song was written and performed by one of our previous students who decided to use this opportunity to speak out for other young people that may have experienced living in foster care. We are immensely proud of all our students, this song really demonstrates the talented individuals we work with.


This song was performed by a group of young women all experiencing difficulties within their lives at the time of attending Urban Arts. Stepping stone is a beautiful piece exploring relationships, resilience and progression.

Contact Us

Please contact us if you are interested in any of the services we have to offer. Creative Optimistic Visions can tailor any work to suit the needs you require. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any query, we are always happy to talk with you.

213 Walsgrave Road (Ball Hill), Coventry, CV2 4HH

024 7644 5439 / 07532 364 336



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